It really is the end this time. Ryton produces its last car:
In case you’ve missed this in the news, it’s been announced that the old Rootes plant at Ryton is to close next year.
The ex-Rootes plant at Ryton, Coventry is still going strong. It’s about to get an upgrade with funding from the British Government.
The downturn in the new car market has hit Peugeot UK (the company we used to know as Rootes). After reaching record levels of production at Ryton over the last couple of years, they’ve now had to cut production and sack workers.